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Campaigns / 動保資訊

What to do if you see a homeless animal in Taichung

By Douglas

If you see a homeless animal in the Taichung area, this is what you should do:

Step One: If you are not willing to take responsibility for the animal, walk away. If you are willing to take responsibility for the animal, continue to the next step.

Step 2A: Is the animal healthy or sick/injured in some way? If the animal is sick or needs medical attention, please take the animal to a veterinarian as soon as possible. You can contact us for a reference. If you are unable to pay for the medical care of the animal, we can probably help you out as long as you are willing to take on some responsibility for the animal’s future.

Step 2B: If a healthy animal is in your neighborhood, in front of your shop, or in someplace that you often visit, try to feed the animal first in order to build some sort of rapport. Often animals are afraid of people and need a bit of time to get used to human contact. After a few feedings, the animal might be willing to go with you without need to be caught in a trap.

Step 2C: If the animal is young, such as a puppy or kitten, it’s good to get them into a foster or adoption home as soon as possible. Puppies and kittens are easy to domesticate and will make wonderful pets for families.

Step Three: Can you adopt or foster? If you are able to adopt a homeless animal, then we will support you with a network of information and people who have experience with raising animals. If you can’t make a permanent commitment, then perhaps you can foster the animal while helping us to find a home. We have a fostering support network that will assist in supplies.

Step Four: Never lose contact with the animal you found. Make sure to follow up with periodic reports. That animal is in your heart and should always be a part of you because you had the courage and heart to take a chance on helping out an innocent victim of modern society.